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 Meanings and Examples of SABLE
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sable
 n.  carnivorous animal of the Weasel family native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America; mourning garment; funeral robe; dark; black
Classic Sentence:
1  The gigantic Front-de-Boeuf, armed in sable armour, was the first who took the field.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  They drew together in a dark line of spears, from which the white cloaks of the knights were visible among the dusky garments of their retainers, like the lighter-coloured edges of a sable cloud.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  The masses of furze and heath to the right and left were dark as ever; a mere half-moon was powerless to silver such sable features as theirs.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
4  To the north-eastward, the glare of snow lay under the starlight of the sable sky and I could see an undulating crest of hillocks pinkish white.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XI
5  Here, indeed, in the sable simplicity that generally characterised the Puritanic modes of dress, there might be an infrequent call for the finer productions of her handiwork.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
6  But we perhaps exaggerate the gray or sable tinge, which undoubtedly characterized the mood and manners of the age.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
7  However, at nine o'clock the prince, in his velvet coat with a sable collar and cap, went out for his usual walk.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
8  A handsome, slim, and pale-faced gypsy girl with glittering black eyes and curly blue-black hair, wearing a red shawl, ran out with a sable mantle on her arm.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVII
9  On each side stood a sable bush-holly or yew.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  But already the sable wing was before the old man's eyes; the long hooked bill at his head: with a scream, the black hawk darted away with his prize.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 130. The Hat.
11  Meanwhile, Mr. Waldengarver, in a frightful perspiration, was trying to get himself out of his princely sables.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXI
Example Sentence:
1  There's another sable, which is furry and related to martens, but I suppose fur trappers would be more interested in that.
2  A sable is a small animal with beautiful dark fur.